Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward Dwight Powell on Saturday.

The Old Melody Ranch is what Dick Bavetta calls his place, a 460-acre spread tucked into Ocala's horse-breeding country.

Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kyrie Irving were among the roster of 12 players named to represent the USA Basketball team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle.

The 76ers are about to end their relationship with their longest-tenured player. Multiple reports have confirmed that Thaddeus Young will be dealt to the Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Cleveland Cavaliers.

When the Cavaliers stand before the NBA on Saturday and declare Kevin Love is coming to Cleveland, the most remarkable summer overhaul in recent history will be complete.

The wait is almost over.

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed guard Shelvin Mack, who general manager Danny Ferry says proved to be a good fit for coach Mike Budenholzer's system.

The Atlanta Hawks re-signed guard Shelvin Mack on Friday.

Shabazz Napier is doing a lot of learning these days as he gets ready for his first training camp with the Miami Heat. New team. New city. New surroundings.

The Thunder have hired Florida assistant Mark Daigneault to coach their D-League team.

The Charlotte Hornets signed first-round draft pick P.J. Hairston on Friday.

The Houston Rockets have re-signed swingman Francisco Garcia to an undisclosed contract.

Kevin Durant has enjoyed a pretty eventful summer, although most of the noteworthy information has come in the form of reports, not actual events.

There's a powerful person behind Derrick Rose's participation with USA Basketball that prefers to remain behind-the-scenes.

The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

The 30-day waiting period on the Kevin Love trade ends Saturday, when the Wolves are expected to finalize and announce the franchise's biggest player transaction since it sent away superstar Kevin Garnett seven years ago. The trade specifics, however, were confirmed as final on Thursday night by the Star Tribune.

When Derrick Rose plays more than expected, as he did Saturday night at the United Center when Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski re-inserted him late in the fourth quarter of a rout, worrywarts wondered why he was on the floor.

Under Armour may be close to landing NBA superstar Kevin Durant as a pitch man - a sponsorship deal that could be one of the largest-ever signed and give the Baltimore company major inroads into the lucrative basketball marketplace.

Point No. 1: Derrick Rose shouldn't be playing for USA Basketball in this silly world tournament that has already cost the Pacers next season and maybe the rest of the decade.

Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.

Seven teenagers accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

The Memphis Grizzlies will open training camp next month at the University of California San Diego, the alma mater of team owner Robert Pera.

The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault.

The Utah Jazz have signed free agent Jack Cooley.

The Heat continue to distance themselves from some of last season's roster in the wake of LeBron James' free-agency departure to Cleveland.

A trail of sand was strewn across Ray Allen's tile floor. From the family room and foyer, to the second-floor stairway, the scattered grains were the marks of seven teens who entered Allen's Tahiti Beach home in Coral Gables through a faulty back French door.

Dick Bavetta, who set an ironman streak among NBA referees, is retiring after 39 years, the league announced Tuesday.

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.

First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants.

He entered from the stands, swaggering into Staples Center through the crowd like a prizefighter in dress slacks, pinstripe shirt and Los Angeles Clippers cap.

Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano.

Steve Ballmer was on stage, answering questions from Los Angeles Clippers fans in a tone of voice that fell somewhere between a scream and a war chant. He talked about technology, business and tradition, but the prompt that excited him the most was the last one.

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will play a seven game preseason NBA schedule that includes games in Tulsa and in Wichita, Kansas.

Dante Cunningham has spent the last four months in limbo with a domestic assault charge hanging over his head, his home fans booing him when he took the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves and several teams in need of a power forward on the free-agent market staying away while the legal process played out.

The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract on Monday.

The Detroit Pistons signed forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray on Monday.

The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.

Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control.

The Toronto Raptors signed forward/guard Jordan Hamilton on Monday.

It wasn't long after LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cavaliers that team officials began looking at ways to reduce the load James is forced to carry. The answer delivered himself to Cleveland over the weekend.

Derrick Rose and USA Basketball traveled to New York on Sunday, setting up their base for a week of preparation that includes two more exhibition games in advance of the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Free agent forward Shawn Marion has informed the Cavaliers he will join them next season, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal, fortifying a roster that is quickly becoming one of the league's best. ESPN first reported Marion's commitment to the Cavs.

Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has decided to join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland.

Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.

MIAMI - A day after seven young adults entered the Coral Gables home of Miami Heat free-agent guard Ray Allen, the family and their attorney quantified the incident as more than an innocuous break in.

In most ways, Derrick Rose's job with the USA basketball team hasn't changed since Kevin Durant opted out of participating in the World Cup last week.

Derrick Rose returned to Chicago's lineup Sunday at New York, giving the Bulls their projected starting five for just the 11th time this season.

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